Curious Traveler Previous Broadcasts

Curious French Villages (Episode #212H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Why did the famous French architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc only work on one residence: the historic Roquetaillade Castle? Why is there a monolithic church in Saint-Emilion? And why did its monk sleep underground? Why is there a giant wall around the tiny village of Blaye? And why was beautiful Bourg-en-Gironde built into the side of a cliff? And how do Cadillac and Pauillac make time stand still?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Curious Stockholm (Episode #211H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

What did Alfred Nobel invent that led him to create the Nobel Prize? What is Gamla Stan? What's so important about the throne inside the Royal Palace of Stockholm? What is the Djurgarden Canal, and why was it only for the Royal Family? Why did the Swedes grow grass on their rooftops, and what's the history of their folk costumes?

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